How To Gain And Lose Weight in Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the most realistic game on the market right now — excluding the newly found vomit roping — so it only makes sense that Red Dead Redemption 2 players can put on weight based on their diet. Being overweight is such an unfriendly environment that does have its downsides, but the liberty to choose Arthur’s size is a different fun mechanic that makes you tip your hat to Rockstar.
The results of gaining weight in Red Dead Redemption 2 aren’t just superficial. If you want Arthur that is on the larger side, you’ll see a significant reduction in your stamina. This indicates that harsh activities will require him to stop more often than usual. However, he can actually take more harm than his underweight counterpart.
A malnourished, slender Arthur will see an improvement in his stamina but a decrease in how much harm he can withstand. If Arthur’s weight is ‘just right,’ he will divide the difference between these two builds — that is, he will have a fair amount of both stamina and health.
Eat More Food Than Thought Humanly Possible
If you’ve decided to fatten up Arthur, there’s a bit of a long way ahead of you. Just like in the real-world, large weight gains don’t happen overnight. Instead of just eating meals to revive your cores, you’ll want to entertain as much food as possible. This means many meals a day for many, many days.
Arthur’s on a strict overeating routine — if you miss a couple of meals, or skip to eat amounts of food for a couple of days, he’s just not going to get fat.
Lose Weight By Only Eating Stew From Your Camp
Once Arthur is super-fat, he can start losing weight by reducing his caloric intake. This means he should only eat to recover his cores. The best way to do this is by only eat the normal stew that is made at camp and does not eat everything else. This should be enough to keep his cores loaded while also sloughing off the kilos.
If you want to take the easy way out, just get sent to jail. By the time your sentence is up, you’ll be extremely underweight, all thanks to those terrible jailhouse meals.
Keep A Balance For An Athletic Arthur
Having a weight that halts between ‘bulky’ and ‘scrawny’ is simple — just eat a few meals a day. Like in real life, eating a few meals a day and cutting out the extra is the most reliable way to manage Arthur’s size. This size arguably gives the best stats in the game, too, as you’ll be able to take advantage of average damage resistance and a good stamina pool.
Learning Arthur’s weight in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a decision that players shouldn’t take easily. Not only is it a meaningful commitment to gain or lose weight, but it also comes with a primary impact on gameplay. Feel free to try running as all three body types before you make a final choice. If you don’t like one, you have the power to change his diet and try out the next.